In the course of our work at the District Attorney’s Office, we often discover new and better ways to look at, organize, and interpret the data. We make changes and updates to the Public Data Dashboard to keep it as accurate and informative as possible. We also want to be clear to users of this site about the changes we’ve made. This page is a timeline of updates, fixes, and changes that we’ve implemented.

January 08, 2020
Hotfix: Fixed the calculation of 18-present year averages related to the sart of the new year. Data downloads were not affected by this bug.
December 31, 2019
Hotfix: Fixed a calculation issue that would cause the dashboard build to fail at the start of the new year. Users should not notice a difference in functionality.
October 24, 2019
Added Updates page.
October 22, 2019
We discovered that due to server issues in May and June of 2019, we were missing some sentencing information from that time. This caused artifically low numbers to appear in the Future Years of Supervision and Future Years of Incarceration reports for these months. We have updated how we connect cases to their sentence information, and are now capturing this missing data. We are also capturing more sentencing information in other time frames, though the impact is not as noticeable.
October 09, 2019

Various bug fixes, including:

  • Fixed header scaling on small screens.
  • A broken link to our GitHub Repository on the How to Use This Site page has been repaired.
  • Fixed how some ‘Key Metrics’ arrow symbols render on iOS devices.
  • Changed how many significant figures are shown on the Rates tab on the Future Years of Supervision and Future Years of Incarceration reports.
October 03, 2019
The Philadelphia DAO Public Data Dashboard Released! See the District Attorney’s statement here: Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office launches public data tool.